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  • BP Claims US Accepts Its 'Collected' Spill Barrels Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 8:51 AM ET
    Fire boat response crews spray water on the blazing remnants of BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig.

    BP said the U.S. Department of Justice has backed its claim that oil it recovered at the 2010 spill site should be excluded from certain penalties it could face, potentially cutting its final fine by as much as $3.5 billion.

  • European Shares Move Higher  Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets traded higher despite a twenty-five percent dip in car registrations.

  • German Investor Sentiment Hits Multi-Year High Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 4:55 AM ET
    Frankfurt, Germany

    German analyst and investor sentiment soared to its highest level since April 2010, beating all expectations with at third successive increase and signalling that financial markets are confident Europe's largest economy has turned a corner.

  • Protest Vote in Italy Could Throw Up Big Surprise Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 3:27 AM ET
    Beppe Grillo, founder of the Movimento 5 Stelle (Five Star Movement), arrives to speak during a public rally for the political campaign on January 23, 2013 in Pomezia, Italy.

    The rise of the protest vote and support for non-mainstream parties in Italy could lead to a surprise in the national election on Sunday,taking key votes away from established candidates in what looks set to be a close race.

  • European Markets Open Muted  Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Carolin Roth takes you through Tuesday's European market open.

  • 2013 Ford Fusion

    Ford, PSA Peugeot Citroen and Toyota led European car sales to a new low in January, kicking off 2013 with an 8.5 percent decline, the Association of European carmakers said on Tuesday.

  • A meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural mountains and sent fireballs blazing to earth has set off a rush to find fragments of the space rock which hunters hope could fetch thousands of dollars a piece.

  • Europe's Sluggish Growth Story  Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 12:10 AM ET

    Jason Hughes, Head of Premium Client Management at IG Markets says there's a lot of uncertainty in the Europe markets and consequently the euro.

  • How Italy's Election Could Move the Euro Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 12:35 PM ET

    Italian politics is always wildly entertaining. Some pros say it could move the euro. So, how should you play it?

  • Mario Draghi Slaps Down Talk of 'Currency War' Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 12:26 PM ET
    Mario Draghi

    The euro declined against the dollar on Monday after the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said economic indicators signaled further weakness in the euro zone.

  • Some Value Left in High Yield: Expert  Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Fraser Lundie, senior credit portfolio manager at Hermes Fund Managers, tells CNBC there's still value left in euro zone peripheral debt.

  • German Billionaire Otto Beisheim Commits Suicide Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    German billionaire Otto Beisheim, one of the founders of German retail group Metro , took his own life after being diagnosed with an incurable illness, his family company said on Monday.

  • ECB's Draghi Clearly 'Hedging His Bets'  Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Arnaud Gandon, chief investment officer, Heptagon Capital says ECB chief Mario Draghi is trying to play a balancing role between helping the euro zone economy and urging politicians to pursue reforms.

  • Why a Wave of European Deals Could Be Next Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    2013’s surge in merger and acquisition-related activity is heading for Europe, according to strategists who say the continent has the same essential ingredients in place for a revival in deals as the U.S.

  • Telecom Cash Cows Scare Some Dividend Investors Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 7:39 AM ET

    European telecom stocks have declined more than 10 percent over the past year. That sell-off has pushed yields on many large-cap names to between 6 and 10 percent. Yet dividend fund managers who would normally snap up such high yielding stocks are steering clear, worried about the sector's health and the prospect of dividend cuts.

  • Core Euro Zone Banks Relying Less on Crisis Funding Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    German banks' use of European Central Bank crisis funding dropped by a third in January from the previous month, a further sign that banks in the heart of the euro zone are returning to money markets after last year's credit squeeze.

  • Ulrich Birkenheier, President  of the MAD, the German Military Counter-Intelligence Service.

    The head of Germany's military intelligence said in a rare interview that one of his main challenges was to protect defense projects from industrial espionage by the Chinese and Russian secret services.

  • If you look at headline tax rates alone, you might think tax competition in Europe had ended. But the more stable headline rates say nothing about how countries define a company's tax base.

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has made gains in opinion polls ahead of elections on February 24. The way in which he has achieved the bounce might raise eyebrows.

  • Billionaire Green Plans 10 New Topshop Stores in US Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 4:54 AM ET
    Sir Philip Green at the Topshop A/W fashion show in the Tate Modern, London.

    British fashion mogul Sir Philip Green plans to open 10 more Topshop stores in the U.S. within 2.5 years after launching its first Californian branch last week.

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